Saudi Jets Bomb Yemeni Market Overnight, Kill 24
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Saudi fighter jets heavily bombarded a busy market in Yemen's northwestern province of Sa'ada, leaving at least 24 civilians dead.
The Saudi warplanes targeted the al-Moshnaq market in Sa’ada Province’s Shada’a District Saturday night.
The market was very busy as people had gathered to buy staples and prepare themselves for Eid al-Fitr, a festivity which marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, al-Masirah TV network reported.
The report added that the casualty figure could rise because the aircraft kept bombing after relief teams arrived at the scene.
Some of the fatalities have already been identified as relief workers, who died trying to reach the marketplace amid continued bombing.
Yemen’s defenseless people have been under massive attacks by a coalition led by Saudi Arabia for more than two years but Riyadh has reached none of its objectives in Yemen so far.
Since March 2015, Saudi Arabia and some of its Arab allies have been carrying out deadly airstrikes against the Houthi Ansarullah movement in an attempt to restore power to Hadi.
Over 12,000 Yemenis, including thousands of women and children, have lost their lives in the deadly military campaign.